Christopher Hughes is new to the small New England town of Lancaster, New Hampshire. He’s been hired to save an old library from closing, but his obstacles include not only fighting for state funding, but a Selectman who wants to tear the building down in favor of a shopping center. Christopher meets Miles Sakasai, a charming tattooed repairman hired to help restore the historical interior. Working in close proximity has both men falling hard for each other, and also provides Christopher an opportunity to learn about Miles’s passion for baking. As it turns out, Miles’s skills in the kitchen may end up being the key to saving the library—but only if his bread can rise to the occasion.
v. 1.0, previously published by Dreamspinner Press in the Simmer anthology, 2016. No new content added.Karen's rating:
Sexy men, a library full of books and homemade bread...sign me up...
Christopher Hughes has recently moved to Lancaster, New Hampshire a place that he's hoping will feel like home...now, if he could just find a job there so that he could afford a home.
Miles Sakasai is the local handyiman who's been hired to help fix the library up in an effort to bring it into the present so that they can get continued funding and keep the library open.
When Chris and Miles meet their attraction is instant and neither man has any commitments to keep them from following their attraction to see where it leads them.
As a reader it seems to me that one of the hardest things for an author to do is to write a short story that not only engages the reader but has believable relationships and for me, Ms Poe has succeeded with this story.
"Kneading You' is not the first trip to Lancaster, New Hampshire that this author has taken me on...in 'The Color of You' we visited the local high school where we met Bowen Merlin, the new school band leader and Felix Hanson, proprietor of the local apple orchard and were treated to their love story and then in 'Joy' Ms Poe shared the story of Gideon Joy a down on his luck traveler who finds himself stuck in Lancaster and rescued from an encounter with a moose by construction worker Silas Bright.
While 'Kneading You' is the shortest of these three tales the author has still managed to keep it every bit as enjoyable as the previous two stories and I can honestly say I'd love to have at least one more story and that's one where these 3 adorable couples who all live in this small town meet and become friends...somehow, for me it just seems like it would be a good thing.
*************************A copy of 'Kneading You' was graciously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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